Dolpa folks deprived of subsidized rice

Posted on: August 29, 2017 | views: 252

Locals of three villages in Dolpa district in the mid western region have been deprived of government-sponsored subsidized rice and salt for the past two years, due to a dispute at Kerung border point. 

Rather the consignment containing a total of 6,800 quintals of rice and 3,000 quintals salt set aside for the district that often faces a shortage of rice and other essentials every year remain stuck in Kathmandu-based godown. 

Contractor Bijaya Rokka said they failed to supply the foods in time as traders were reluctant to ferry the consignment following an increment in tax.